Gilmanton NH News

March 1, 2017


  

GYRL Opens Teens Only Space

 

In its continuing effort to provide meaningful programming to the Gilmanton Community, The Gilmanton Year-Round Library has recently created and opened a Teens Only Space at the library.

 

The library has been offering services to include newborns through the elderly, which include sing-a-longs, story times, Lego club, book club, crafts, adult presentations and more.  The Teens Only Space will provide for a group that is often overlooked in scheduling – the teens.

 

Research has shown that as an age group teens (ages 12 – 18) receive the least support from government, philanthropic and non-profits nation-wide. The library is hopeful that the Teens Only Space will help address this inequity.

 

The area, set aside for the teens, is meant to be a place they can feel is their own and will provide activities to motivate, stimulate and expand their creativity.  In conjunction with the Teens Only Space initiative, monthly after hours, teens only programming will be offered.

 

Research has found that the hours between 3 and 6 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.  The GRYL is committed to offering alternative activities and a safe space they can call their own – they are always welcome.

 


 

Gilmanton Ironworks Resident Returns

Following Intensive Research Project

 

Logan Visser of Gilmanton Ironworks, N.H., a member of the class of 2018 majoring in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in Cape Town, South Africa. The project was titled Exploring Market Prospects for a South African Wine Brand. In their project outline, the students wrote, “Using a mixed-methods approach, this project explored how Women in Wine is positioned in both the domestic and US markets and indicated three main directions that it could take.”

 

At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university’s more than 40 off-campus project centers, which are located around the world. A signature element of the innovative undergraduate experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people’s lives-and make a difference before they graduate.

 

“The WPI project-based curriculum’s focus on global studies brings students out of the classroom and their comfort zones and into the global community to apply their knowledge to solve real problems,” said Professor Kent Rissmiller, interim dean of the WPI Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division. “Students are immersed in all aspects of a different culture, from the way people live and work to the values they hold to the foods they eat-all valuable perspectives for surviving and thriving in today’s global marketplace. They also learn the meaning and magic of teamwork; make a real and meaningful difference in their host community; and gain a competitive edge for any resume, or graduate or professional school application.”

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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